Proving that professionalism and expertise are a winning combination, Pam Golding Properties’ Stellenbosch branch has been awarded the National Branch of the Year | Medium, for its outstanding sales of over R800 million. 

“Stellenbosch has always had broad appeal, as it offers a selection of residential property types - from new developments and sectional title units to family homes and wine farms. And of course, Stellenbosch is surrounded by vineyards and mountains and offers an enviable lifestyle,” says Louise Varga, branch manager of Pam Golding Properties Stellenbosch. 

While student accommodation is always in demand in this university town, there has also been considerable interest from families and young professionals looking to live in a town that offers a desirable lifestyle and access to excellent educational and economic opportunities. According to property portal Property24, more than a third of recent buyers in Stellenbosch were between 39 and 49 years of age, underlining the interest from families looking to settle in the area. 

Renewed semigration from parts of the Western Cape and the rest of the country, driven in part by the shift to remote working, has resulted in considerable buyer activity in this Boland town. Property24 also reports that Stellenbosch recorded the highest number of freestanding home sales in seven years, while sectional title sale volumes were at their highest since 2017. “Stellenbosch has plenty to offer within easy driving distance of Cape Town. It is possible to live in the heart of the Winelands and commute to the city for work if needed,”says Varga. 

Four Stellenbosch agents - Clarence and Odette Collins, Vanessa Johnson and Lizanne Fourie - have been awarded Emerald Circle status by Pam Golding Properties in recognition of their excellent sales record. Clarence and Odette sold several farms and lifestyle properties valued between R30 million and R130 million, while Vanessa and Lizanne have enjoyed sell-out success with developments, many of which were converted into much-needed student accommodation close to Stellenbosch University. Beau Vie, 17 on Cluver and Bosman’s Club, are some of the developments that have performed exceptionally well.

Clarence and Odette are unrivalled when it comes to their knowledge of the agricultural segment of the property market,” says Varga. It is not surprising that they have been named National Agents of the Year for their outstanding performance.  “Specialist agent Vanessa Johnson, who sells sectional title, student accommodation and units in new developments at various price points, has significantly strengthened Pam Golding Properties’ market share in Stellenbosch," says Varga. Vanessa contributed about 40 development sales to achieve her Emerald Circle status.

“Having established a reputation for being able to understand the market and guide buyers and sellers throughout their property journey, Pam Golding Properties’ Stellenbosch agents have been well-placed to make the most of this regional housing market’s recent growth,” concludes Varga. 

Stellenbosch is the oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town, and is undoubtedly the most scenic and well-preserved area in which to own or rent property. Known as the "Town of Oaks", Stellenbosch boasts a mild Mediterranean climate, oak-lined streets and elegant Cape Dutch, Victorian and Georgian architecture. 

Stellenbosch property really does afford the best of both worlds. Being the centre of the country’s wine industry within a mountain valley, houses in Stellenbosch provide the ideal position from which to explore the world-renowned Cape Winelands. There’s more to the town than just scenic beauty as this area’s also home to the highly esteemed Stellenbosch University and offers a host of perfectly suited student accommodation. This means there is always a demand for apartments and houses for sale in Stellenbosch as well as a host of opportunities to rent out property to scholars and academics alike.

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Discover Stellenbosch

I always envisioned the town of Stellenbosch as a student city where university undergrads partied until the early hours of Thursday morning and stumbled out of the residents for the last lectures of the week. While that part may be true, I discovered just how romantic and vibey this historical town in the heart of the Cape Winelands really is.

Explore Stellenbosch

Annual events and activities

Annual events and activities

Every year, Stellenbosch comes alive with music, wine and art festivals as well as international sporting events. One to look out for is the Stellenbosch Food and Wine Festival which takes place in October.

Wining, dining and brandy tastings

Wining, dining and brandy tastings

 Stellenbosch offers something special for every palate. If It’ not food you’re after, embark on a tour of the famous Winelands and enjoy sampling the various wines and brandies – most of which are distilled and matured locally.

Hiking and nature

Hiking and nature

You can drive, hike or mountain bike through the spectacular Jonkershoek Nature Reserve or fly-fish at the well-stocked Idas Valley trout dams.

Cultural interest

Cultural interest

The Rhenish Mission Church, the "Kruithuis", Oom Samie se Winkel, Oude Libertas and Spier Amphitheatres, the Botanical Gardens, Toy and Miniature Museum, The Conservatoire, Sasol Art Museum and the University Gallery, Stellenryck Wine Museum, the University campus and it’s adjoining shopping complex, the Neelsie.

Living in Stellenbosch

Areas near to Stellenbosch

Franschhoek, Gordons Bay, Malmesbury, McGregor, Montagu, Paarl, Riebeek Valley, Robertson, Somerset West, Strand, Wellington,

University of Stellenbosch

Known affectionately as "Maties", this world-renowned academic institution is home to one of the world’s leading business schools and recognised as one of the top four research universities.


There are no less than 19 primary and secondary schools in the Stellenbosch region, including the prestigious Stellenbosch High School, Paul Roos Gymnasium and boarding school, Rhenish Girls' High to name a few.


Stellenbosch offers everything you need within the small town centre – from hardware shops to shopping malls, to restaurants and pubs. Whether it’s groceries or a great Cappuccino you’re after, you’ll find it all here in Stellenbosch.


Stellenbosch offers Medi Clinic facilities as well as a selection of private and public clinics.


The ever popular suburb of Brandwacht lies at the foot of Stellenbosch mountain approximately 2-3 km from the  CBD with its many historical buildings, restaurants, wine bars and boutique speciality shops. Some of the oldest schools in the country, Paul Roos, Rhenish and Bloemhof are practically on the doorstep and access to the R44 leading to the N1 and N2 is also quick and easy. The area is characterised by treelined streets and and well maintained homes, many of which have been renovated to accommodate a modern lifestyle. 

The higher lying areas of Brandwacht enjoy magnificent views over Stellenbosch extending as far as Table mountain. Perhaps even more spectacular are the views of Stellenbosch mountain, particularly in the later afternoon when the setting sun bathes the mountain in various hues of pink.

The supply of available housing stock is exceeded by the demand, underpinning the sound capital growth of property values in the area. It is especially younger families seeking a long term investment and solution to their housing requirements that are flocking to the area.

To view this property in Brandwacht aan Rivier, click on the link below:

For more information on Brandwacht property currently on the market contact the resident agent, Di van Graan 082 569 2429 or


For example Camps Bay or Mauritius